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Interesting convo with staff member yesterday

This is what he shared with me:

-Schwartz, Horne, and Walton were all told that they could remain on scholarship but all their minutes would be reduced because Tad needed to start getting the young guys more experience. Horne went back to Tulsa, as opposed to anther P6 school because they promised him 30+ minutes a game and that he would be a focal point of the offense. . Schwartz was given similar assurances by going to George Mason.

-Tad is really high on freshman Walker, DeSilva, and Obrien. Walker and DaSilva are still growing and are both expected to be 6-10+ by the time they are mature men. They love Obrien's versatility and think at 6-8 he can play 2-4. Tad has not given up on Clifford either, he is talented and very athletic but he just needs to play in games like he does at practice. His issues are mostly with confidence and nerves in games. He is another kid they say is still growing and maturing physically

Tad expects incoming freshman Lovering and Allen to be rotation guys next year, which is another reason he was ready for the seniors to move on.

-They want Parquet to score more next year and think he has NBA potential. Best athlete on team and maybe the highest bball IQ

-Going to be a dog fight for minutes at the pg spot and the back up sg spot. Allen and Obrien will play most of sf minutes. They have so many good guards they are thinking about playing some 3 guard sets , but since they are so small at the 4 and 5 they are reluctant to go with a 3 guard lineup because they feel they will struggle on the boards,

-Evan Battey is a unicorn both as a player and a person. 6-8 posts are rare, but more importantly, people dont realize how coachable he is and what a great teammate he is. Because of that, staff feels he might be the most important player on the team.

[Post edited by buffhooper at 05/12/2021 08:55AM]

Posted: 05/12/2021 at 08:50AM


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Interesting convo with staff member yesterday -- buffhooper 05/12/2021 08:50AM
  I can fill the coliseum full of nice guys ..lol ** -- imperialhwy 05/17/2021 2:35PM
  I see the same NBA potential in Parquet ** -- cuheel36 05/13/2021 08:02AM
  Great insights -- oakcliffbuff 05/13/2021 01:50AM
  Thanks for sharing - good info ** -- Bufflandia 05/12/2021 11:22AM
  Sounds like an honest, up-front approach. -- Bisonic 05/12/2021 10:51AM
  That's great stuff! -- iknowmorethanu 05/12/2021 09:31AM
  I wasnt told they project a lot of minutes for LO -- buffhooper 05/12/2021 10:12AM
  Luke would have to make a big jump to get 20+ minutes per game -- WinningLeadership 05/12/2021 7:27PM